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Unformatted text preview: There are many different theories on how languages begin. One theory is called the Agricultural Theory where language spread through Europe because of innovation of agriculture. A current example is China because of they are becoming mobals with trade and are developing of creating a hybrid language of English and Chinese. This language maybe used more and therefore culture and historical attributes of Chinese become endangered. An opposite of that is Japan because they are not fluent in English yet had one of the world’s largest economies. In conclusion multilingualism will be the key to surmounting the power of place. Interesting points I found were that 3500 languages were endangered. That fact only less than one percent of Japan speaks English considering how much business they do. And another was that China is starting to create a language mixing English and Chineses called Chinglesh. A question I have is I feel bad for all these dying languages but how does one preserve them?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course GEOG 100 taught by Professor Shumway during the Spring '12 term at BYU.
- Spring '12